Alessandro Aresu is an Italian policy adviser and strategic thinker. He is currently chief of policy staff at the Ministry of University and Research. He has served the Italian government in various capacities for more than ten years, including as a board member of the Italian Space Agency and as counselor to Prime Minister Mario Draghi. He is the author of several books on geopolitics and technology, investment screening and global supply chains. He is writing a new book on artificial intelligence. His opinions are strictly personal.